Oh my God! The world is going to end December 23, 2012. (20+12=32 backwars its 23). Anyways before the worlds end I saw the new Jim Carrey thriller, in which he plays a man named Walter who obesses over the number 23. I personally think its just a number, like 13, boy wait until The Number 13, (if hasnt already been released.) This movie, follows the animal control officer, who is called to catch a dog called Ned, (he thinks its stands for Nasty Evil Dog). His wife buys him a book called "The Number 23" and he becomes obessed with the subject, and sees a scientist dude who tells him about the number, and it's connection to the devil, and this man is suspected of sleeping with his wife. Okay, anyways the movie wasn't that bad, could have been better, was entertaining and better then The Grudge 2 and The Messengers.
A mix of action and gore, and whole lot of shooting, and you get Smokin' Aces. (Oh, I can't forget the swearing). A great cast of stars to add to the mix, and you get this excellently made movie. Before I went to watch this movie, I asked how gory this movie was, as it had that rating, and they said, they didn't notice much blood, NOT MUCH BLOOD, someone gets cut up by a freakin chainsaw. (not the full out blood fest of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.) The film is about a Vegas magican named Buddy "Aces" Iseral, who turns to the mob life, is being targeted by other mobsters. There is a $1 million dollar contract on his life, and several hitmen and women are out for that prize, to kill him. Out for that prize, is a couple of women, who pose as prosetutes, the tremors who are a bunch of crazy rockers, who kill the FBI's, helpers to protect Irsel, named Dupree. This all started because Aces is snicking out fellow mobsters. In wild ride, of bullets, and blood, this is a excellent, entertaining movie, that most action fans would like.
With high spectacular special effects, that is all the producers of Ghost Rider we're thinking. In a movie, better then Daredevil, but worse then Spider-man, and even Fantastic Four, Nicholas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, who is a bike stuntsperson who follows in his fathers footsteps. The film starts with a werid introduction, about former ghost riders, and a contract that the devil wanted, which I did not follow at all, maybee if I actually read the comic books? Anyways, his father has cancer, so in a depesrate plea, he makes a deal with the devil, that he soulfully regrets doing, to save his father. (producers should have cast his younger self better, cause he looks nothing like nicholas cage). Years later, he is preforming his most daring stunt ever, jumping over six helicopters, in a football stadium with thousands of screaming fans. Soon, the devil repears, and he must be the rider, as the trailer gave away. He soon must fight the devil jr., and when they introduce this villian, they attempt a cheap scare, which doesn't work, at all. Not even, a jump from someone attending in the audience, at the screening. The movie leads to a lame fight at the end, and doesn't deserve any sequels, as there is really no one more larger to fight then the devil himself. I would personally give this a thumbs down, and the two stars are for the effects.
I saw Hannibal Rising this weekend, and although I felt it was too long, it was still a good movie. Very graphic, and disturbing, it begins during the wintery mouths of war at Lector castle, as the family escapes to it's cottage to escape the natzi grips. Hannibal witnesses his parents death, and watches as men, take his sister out door, and kill her for food. Hannibal soon grows up, at his old castle now turned orphange, and soon escapes to the city, to live with his aunt, a chinese religies women. He steals his aunt's sword, and kills a local butcher, and takes the head with him as a soverier. He grows up, engraged over his entire families death, and stalks and attempts to track down all the men behind the death, of his sister, and who ate her. He takes his revenge out, but killing the men, and then taking there off, and eating them. Then Hannibal Lector is born. The movie has stunning visuals, though it spent it's entire lenght during the winter mouths, which is a pain to watch when it is wintery outside. I recommeded this movie, too all horror fans or to those who liked the other movies, even though I haven't seen the other Hannibal movies (silence of the lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon).
Not the greatest movie ever. It had a terrible storyline, and was hard to follow. Plus, I would like someone to explain the title, What part had to do with "Messengers"? I think they just wanted a cool title. like Ring, Grudge. They may have gone somewhere with this idea, if they spent more time developing a better script. The actor who player her boyfriend, whose name escapes me, really need's acting lessons. They had a little "Brokeback Mountain" montage when the father, and that guy who helped them with the farm work. The twist at the end was very predictable, and the ending sucked. Overall, it was better then the Grudge 2, as I stayed awake for the full length, but wasn't as great as Black Christmas or Saw 3.